Mirchi Vada By shahreema


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Mirchi vada is truly an amazing snack or fried side dish recipe with green chilies slit and filled with a spicy potato mixture. These stuffed green chillies are then batter coated in gram flour and deep fried till golden brown. An awesome cripsy, crunchy and spicy add on to any meal.

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Preparation Time: 15mons
Cooking Time: 5-7mins


16 green chillies
500 gms boiled potatoes
1 tbsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste
For the Batter:-
200 gms besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chilli powder
oil for deep-frying
salt to taste


  1. Slit green chilies and remove the seeds.
  2. Peel and grate boiled potatoes and add red chili powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala, green coriander and salt. mash and mix well.
  3. Divide this into 16 equal portions.
  4. Stuff a little of this mixture into the green chilies and also cover the chilies with this potato mixture.
  5. Now prepare a thick batter using gram flour, baking powder, red chili powder, salt and about 1 cup of water.
  6. Keep the batter for about 10 minutes.
  7. Heat oil in a kadhai to a moderate temperature.
  8. Dip stuffed green chilies into the gram flour batter and deep fry until golden brown.
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